80g butter

60g plain or sweet & salted popcorn

50g caster sugar

2-3 pinches of sea salt flakes

1kg South African Flavorking plums, halved and pitted

Vanilla ice cream, to serve



10 minutes


5 minutes





1 Melt 50g butter in a large frying pan, then add the popcorn and stir to coat. Add half the sugar and cook over a medium-high heat for a few moments, stirring with a large spoon, until beginning to brown and caramelise. Tip into a bowl and add the sea salt.

2 Heat the remaining butter in the frying pan until sizzling. Add the plums and cook over a high heat for 2 minutes, turning with a large spoon or spatula. Sprinkle in the remaining sugar and cook for another few seconds until slightly caramelised.

3 Spoon the plums into serving dishes and sprinkle with some of the popcorn. Serve whilst warm with vanilla ice cream.

Cook’s tip: Try this recipe with South African Laetitia plums for a change.

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